ERIC Number: ED053838
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Internationalizing Rural Sociology: Training - Practice - Recruitment.
Taylor, Lee; And Others
One in a series of publications designed to disseminate information concerned with international agricultural development, this occupational study on improvement of training of high-talent manpower is presented to serve rural sociology both in the United States and the rest of the world by reporting research on the profession of rural sociology. Data were collected by questionnaires or interviews with international practitioners, American professors having experience in training international practitioners, and graduate students currently preparing for careers outside the United States. The central focus is on internationalizing a body of knowledge as a facilitating condition in international training: the developing of a set of minimum concpets and general principles that have international (cross cultural) validity for equipping professionals from one society to work in any other. After providing information on the design and execution of the study, as well as narrative descriptions and data on its findings, the report presents 16 recommendations on intercultural transferability of data and training, professional communication and international flow of data, recruitment policies and procedures for American universities, training in research methodology and theory construction in the United States, social theory emphasis during training in the United States, and special programs to internationalize rural sociology and rural sociologists. (BO)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Communication (Thought Transfer), Cross Cultural Studies, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Interrelationships, Curriculum, Developing Nations, Educational Development, Foreign Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Intercultural Programs, International Programs, Professional Training, Program Development, Rural Development, Sociology
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Agriculture at Cornell Univ.